Sustainability

Working together, for tomorrow

Fonterra’s farming ecosystem is founded on grass-fed, pasture-based practices, with a continued focus on supporting animals’ wellbeing and regenerating the health of our waterways, soils and climate. 

Protecting natural resources is intrinsically linked to safeguarding the future of the environment and communities we depend upon.

There's more work to be done and when we come together, we can support resilient intergenerational farming, realise the full potential of sustainable dairy nutrition and create goodness for generations to come.

Our Sustainability Highlights 

We’re proud of the progress we’ve made and are looking ahead to what’s next.

50%   

absolute reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030.*^

(From a baseline of FY18).

100%

of Fonterra supplying New Zealand farms to have a Farm Environment Plan (FEP) by 2025.

100%

of Fonterra supplying New Zealand farms to have Animal Wellbeing Plans in place by 2024.

30%

intensity reduction in Scope 1 and 3 FLAG emissions from dairy by 2030.*^

Forest, Land and Agriculture (FLAG).(From a baseline of FY18).

95%

recycle-ready packaging by 2025.

40:40:20

representation in global senior leadership by the end of FY24.

Which refers to 40% female, 40% male, 20% of any gender. 

* Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has committed to set near-term company-wide emission targets in line with climate science with the SBTi. We are currently in the process of submitting our Scope 1 & 2 and Scope 1 & 3 FLAG targets to SBTi for validation.

^ Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited commits to no deforestation across its primary deforestation-linked commodities with a target date of no later than 31st December 2025.

Our journey towards our net zero 2050 ambition

Our Climate Roadmap is our strategy – the path that take us towards our 2030 targets and our ambition to be net zero by 2050.


The emissions reductions to 2030 have been forecast to be achievable based on what we currently know and expect to become possible with the right technological developments, government policy support and on-farm practices. Please refer to our Climate Roadmap for further details. We anticipate that our 2050 net zero ambition will be supported by the actions described on this page and ambition guiding our work and investment today. Further detail on achievability of our 2050 ambition will be presented as further information and technology becomes available.